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Edgar Castle

A Johnson County man is facing several charges in federal court for allegedly distributing methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on Nov. 10, Edgar L. Castle, 54, of Ky. 201, Sitka, was arrested by federal authorities and served with a criminal complaint charging him with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, in July of last year, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department established information pertaining to Castle and his involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine. The sheriff’s department, court documents said, was able to conduct several purchases of methamphetamine from Castle at Castle’s residence.

On Oct. 29, the documents said, officers served a federal search warrant at Castle’s residence. While there, the documents said, officers found approximately 2 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, handguns and other evidence.

Castle was lodged in the Pike County Detention Center on Nov. 10, where he remained held this week pending further orders of the federal court.